The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 46 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 9 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.60% 2.16% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.65% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 13
Median daily rate £450 £600 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +39.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £560 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
463 415 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 82.38% 81.37% 82.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 337 341
Median daily rate £475 £413 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £145 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 26
Median hourly rate £17.43 £67.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.17% +181.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.60 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £137.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +2 4 £500 -16.66% 1
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) UML
3 13 (59.09%) Scrum
4 11 (50.00%) BPMN
5 10 (45.45%) Data Analysis
6 9 (40.91%) Business Analysis
6 9 (40.91%) Publishing
7 7 (31.82%) OAuth
7 7 (31.82%) Use Case
7 7 (31.82%) Translating Business Requirements
7 7 (31.82%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (27.27%) Business Process Mapping
8 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (27.27%) Kanban
8 6 (27.27%) Data Modelling
9 5 (22.73%) SQL
9 5 (22.73%) Critical Success Factor
9 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
10 4 (18.18%) Degree
10 4 (18.18%) JIRA
10 4 (18.18%) Confluence
10 4 (18.18%) Software Architecture
10 4 (18.18%) ISEB
10 4 (18.18%) Migration
11 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
11 3 (13.64%) Social Network
11 3 (13.64%) Wireframes
12 2 (9.09%) Time Management
12 2 (9.09%) New Media
12 2 (9.09%) SDLC

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) JBoss
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 9 (40.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Analyst
2 20 (90.91%) Business Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Technical Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Technical Business Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Data Business Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Data Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Digital Business Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Business Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Business IT Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Business Process Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Process Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) OAuth
2 1 (4.55%) JSP
2 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Social Network
3 2 (9.09%) New Media
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Social Media
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) UML
3 13 (59.09%) Scrum
4 11 (50.00%) BPMN
5 10 (45.45%) Data Analysis
6 9 (40.91%) Business Analysis
7 7 (31.82%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (31.82%) Translating Business Requirements
7 7 (31.82%) Use Case
8 6 (27.27%) Business Process Mapping
8 6 (27.27%) Data Modelling
8 6 (27.27%) Kanban
9 5 (22.73%) Critical Success Factor
9 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
10 4 (18.18%) Migration
10 4 (18.18%) Software Architecture
11 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
11 3 (13.64%) Wireframes
12 2 (9.09%) SDLC
12 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Shibboleth